Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's a Hap-hap-happy Day!

Doodle-oodle-oodle-oodle-oodle-ay! The sun is shining and the weather is unseasonably warm! In fact I do think September's been better than August in the ole sunshine stakes! M has been paid and returned home wearily from the Tescos hunt the other day, proudly bearing a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me. Aw, isn't he sweet?!

The girls take every opportunity to lush out in the sunshine and this morning are enjoying a greenhouse type experience on the bed

There has been some progress with my BPT hoodie- I have actually moved onto the main body after separating the armholes out onto scrap yarn! It's a bit of a relief because I was up to about 350 stitches on the needle and it was getting to be a bit of a chore with each row. You knitted for absolutely ages and then you had done only one row! Things should move along a bit quicker now, I like to be able to see progression with a project. It's actually starting to take shape at last and I can get a good idea of what the finished garment will look like. I'd better get cracking with it if I want to wear it when the weather starts to get cold, particularly with the price of fuel going up so much. Like most people, we won't be able to afford to heat the house so much, even with M's employee discount (he works for one of the big energy companies). With all my various ailments, I do need to be warm!

Sis came over last night for dinner and a girlie craft session. We had lovely vegetarian Kiev's, salad and garlic bread, with a nectarine, fromage frais, meringue and strawberry coulis sauce layered desert. Yummy! I don't often get the opportunity to cook for someone else, so it was nice to get a little creative with food! I should have taken pictures, I carved the tomatoes and radishes into flower shapes, and the spring onions into curly stalks, it all looked very pretty! Unfortunately things got a little rushed because M wanted a lift to his mates to watch the football, and when I got back, Sis had just arrived. Last time I went over to her house, I taught her how to solder and we made agate slice pendants.

Unfortunately one of the pendants she'd soldered came off its ring, and some of them were a little rough on the edges and rubbed against her skin. We tidied them up a little, and then had a card making session. I'm a little ahead of my Christmas cards now! How organised am I? These are recycled cards, made using some of last years (I get loads of cards at Christmas - perks of working in education)

My hippy swap over on Craftster is just about finished. I think everyone's received now, so I'll be wrapping that up officially. I'm thinking of organising a Hippy New Year swap. I think there's lots of scope for warm hippy accessories, don't you?


ducky said...

Sounds like a fun day! Makes me want to be your sister too! : )

Michelle said...

Those look like some comfy kitties! You do some beautiful crafting! (stitchywitchy from Rav)

Kay aka dkswife said...

I love the agate pendants. Beautiful! :)

Ria said...

The agates are beautiful! Dinner sounds yummy! I wish I were one of the cats and could just nap in the sunshine!

Ria (Tonyfan4ever on Ravelry)

The Holistic Knitter said...

Cats look totally relaxed!
How do you solder those pendants - they look great! ;0)

anouk said...

wow these pendants are beautiful! are you able to give me a quick low down on how you made them? id LOVE to give them a try!!! are the gold edged or plated or anything? pleeeease let me know! :)))))

Samsara said...

Anouk, they are copper-foiled and then soldered with silver solder :)



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